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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs....
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antibiotic resistant herpes treatment

I, recently began iv-theraphy treatment w/Cidofovir, after 2 infusions the genital lesions don't appear to be improving, it seems to be getting worse? Is iv-foscarnet a viable option?, one online physician responded that my options are...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I assume, you have obtained the correct diagnosis, and that you are dealing with a documented drug resistant herpes virus infection. You also don't indicate if this is herpes simplex 1 or 2, or another herpes virus (i.e., CMV, etc). Assuming... Read more »

herpes response to treatment

how lond does it take for herpes to start responding to treatment? CD4 COUNT BELOW 120OY...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Treatment for routine herpes simplex with drugs like acyclovir usually results in fairly prompt improvement (several days). Herpes zoster responds perhaps a little slower while drug resistant or very severe herpes can be more difficult to treat... Read more »

Herpes Zoster -- Treatment Length & Vaccination

Dear SirI am 57 years,diagnosed HIV+ five years ago with CD4 105 and VL over half million. Current regime is Kivexa+Prezista+Norvir. Three weeks ago got my latest three-month test results : CD4 654(30%) and VL Undetectable.A few days ago was...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Trevor,I am sorry about the shingles, hope you heal up quickly.There is no evidence that treating beyond when the lesions are crusted over would add any benefit. It is true that peolpe with immune system problems can have more severe disease with... Read more »

Herpes "so-called" treatment(not suppressent)

I found out 3 months ago that I contracted genital herpes I have no clue how because I had sex with 1 person 1 time and we used a condom and it deff. Didn't break well any ways I found that out and then I checked out some sites and found this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This "all natural supremely pure mineral" product from New Zealand is a scam. Save your money. Buyer beware!Dr. Bob... Read more »
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Just tested positive for herpes...i wanna die

Posted by sis24, 2 Replies
please help...i just tested positive for herpes... Read more »

Oral sex while experiencing Herpes Outbreak

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Received oral sex last night while experiencing a herpes outbreak. HIV status of other person is unknown and don't know wether there was blood in her saliva. Should I seek medical treatment for a possible PEP regime. Thank you all.

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Informacion para gente con HSV-2 (Herpes)

Posted by ruans, 1 Reply
Esta informacion es importante para personas con herpes 2, ya q yo no lo sabia y yo tengo herpes en el area pubica..pues lo contraje con proteccion y esta area asi NO HAYA ULCERAS es puerta de entrada para HIV.

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herpes simple 2

Posted by jjgc, 1 Reply
Hola megustaria saber si es cierto eso de q las pertsonas q padecen de herpes simple tienen las pruebas de vih con falso negativos. Si es asi cuanto tiuempo se tiene q esperar para hacerce las pruebas. Gracias
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